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Re: USB 2 Sony Microvault Problems

Ed Lawson wrote:

Nothing heard before, I will try again.

I have a USB 2 Sony Microvault 256Meg pen drive.
I am running SID.
The pen drive is recognized as a hub and mass storage device and listed
as sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4.
The devices are listed properly in usbview.

But, I cannot mount it.  I have gone through mount -t vfat  /dev/sdax
/usbstcik for all four and get error of "wrong fs type, bad option, bad
superblock on /dev/sdax or too many mounted file systems"

Trying fdisk results in an error  "unable to read /dev/sdax"

Anyone using this particular pen drive successfully?  Any suggestions?
I am using a Memorex pen drive without difficulty on same machine.
What is frustrating is the device is recognized so there must be a way
to make it work and, of course, it works under Windows so the device is


Ed Lawson

What do you have listed in fstab for proc?

I have:

#usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw,devmode=0660,devgid=432 0 0 #none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
proc    /proc  proc  defaults  0 0

the first commented out entry would let me mount a usb harddrive, but not a pendrive. Same with the 2nd. The third lets me mount both the harddrive and the pendrive, BUT I had to change the fstab entry for the hardrive from sdb1 to sda1 and the pendrive from sda to sdb. If you realy have 4 partitions on your pendrive then good, if you only have one partition on the drive then you need sda. I don't understand all this, it is close to magic. I guess this is why Linus does not like this system and a new one is out with 2.6.0 kernels. Hope this helps

Damon L. Chesser

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